Trial delayed for central Pennsylvania drunken-driving suspect shot by police during chase

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LANCASTER, Pennsylvania — The trial has been delayed for a central Pennsylvania man who was allegedly driving drunk when he was shot during a police chase in February.

The trial of 38-year-old Kenneth White, of Lancaster, was delayed indefinitely because his defense attorney withdrew from the case. No reason was given.

Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman says police were justified in shooting White because he struck four other vehicles, ran eight steady red lights and occasionally traveled on the wrong side of the road during the midday chase Feb. 11. White's blood-alcohol level was more than five times the legal limit at the time.

William Hobson, the lawyer who withdrew, had argued the chase and shooting weren't justified and that the defendant was targeted by white Lancaster officers because he is black.

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